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Vice President of Human Resources (Closed)

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job #1578489
Torrance, California

Lucas Group has partnered with a CPG Manufacturer on their search for a VP of HR. This person will partner with senior leaders and serve as a strategic advisor and driver of talent and culture initiatives to deliver business results. Will include consultation and leadership in the areas of change management, talent & leadership development, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, organizational design and effectiveness, benefits administration, compensation, employee relations and workforce planning/analytics. This individual will balance strategic direction with implementation and operational excellence.


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Coach & develop HR team members
  • Serve as business partner to Executive Leadership Team
  • Coaching, counseling & Support on HR matters
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to define the organization's long-term mission and goals; identify ways to support this mission through talent management and innovative initiatives.
  • Help ensure succession needs are met, offer expert counsel on employee engagement, leadership, training & development in order for the Company to remain well positioned to meet future challenges
  • Research, develop, and implement effective talent management methods, competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs to attract talent and enable company growth
  • Serve as a primary resource in legal compliance for all locations in which the Company operates in the interest of mitigating the Company’s exposure and risk; work with legal counsel in areas of litigation
  • Be a visible, involved and engaged leader to support employees throughout the Company with partnership of the Human Resources Team
  • Promote the Company’s vision and culture by identifying, prioritizing, designing and implementing HR programs and solutions that support employees and business objectives and align the organizational structure and practices
  • Implement and measure the effectiveness of initiatives aimed at supporting the performance, growth, reward, and engagement of all employees
  • Monitor and ensure the Company’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Reinforce and evolve the Company’s existing HR and employment policies ensuring awareness and consistency, in close cooperation with executive leadership and legal counsel


Skills Needed:

  • Experience in union and non-union environments preferred but not required
  • California Labor Law
  • Demonstrated success translating business strategies into organizational and HR strategies and actions.
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use data and analytics to solve complex business problems
  • Proven track record of managing complex HR related projects
  • Ability to motivate and influence the work of others
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills essential
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale change management initiatives
  • Ability to travel 15%


Educational & Work Requirements:

  • Degree:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required
    • Master’s Degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
  • Work Experience:
    • 12+ years of progressive Human Resources experience
    • 5+ years of experience leading teams at an executive level
    • CPG manufacturing industry experience required


About Lucas Group

Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive recruiting solutions firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies by providing staffing solutions on a contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


Title: Vice President of Human Resources

Location: Gardena, CA

Client Industry: CPG Manufacturing

Client Job ID: 1578489

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